hacking, misctech, webstuff
I’ve been thinking for a while about moving my simple web site and blog to a different platform. I’m currently paying to host everything on a traditional hosting service. Ten years ago, this was really the only option if you wanted buy a domain and put a web site out there (there was also self hosting with dynamic DNS, but I was never brave enough to open up my home network).
card.ly Again
website, webstuff
I updated my card.ly page. See it here.
misctech, website, webstuff
This is basically what I wanted to do with my web site. I wonder if I should just relinquish cleverswine.net and call http://card.ly/cleverswine my new home?
Felony Flats and Hearses
humor, portland, weather, webstuff
This morning I was browsing Weather Underground because there are lots of neat weather related features on that site (almanacs, astrology, maps galore, etc). I was looking through the various Portland weather stations and came across one called “Felony Flats, Portland, OR“. I thought that was pretty funny. What’s funnier is the link to the station’s web site: Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club of Portland. I had no idea there existed a community of people who drive hearses (and have personal weather stations).
Bystander Culture
I know it’s lame to duplicate a blog post from someone else, but I must quote what I saw on Jason Kottke’s web site today. I guess I’m one of the 5k at the moment. Some days, the web feels like 5 people trying to make something; 5k people turning it into a list; and 500MM people saying, “FAIL.”
My Thoughts Exactly
personal, portland, weather, webstuff
From Portland Metblogs: Why do people feel compelled to take a summer vacation – when everyone else is doing so – prices are higher – it’s hot and sticky and gross outside? Read more here
Real Interesting Stuff
humor, personal, webstuff, wedding
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but I can’t say that I have anything real interesting to write about… It’s 98 degrees in Gresham right now. My contracting job is almost up, and we banged out this web site in 6 weeks: http://www.xrankcelebrity5.com/. There’s a good chance that I will stay and work full time for this company (Avenue A | Razorfish). Bren is having her wedding dress altered today, or something like that.
humor, webstuff
I like this comic, as I believe that everything can be explained via mathematics. Purity
apt-get install wife
hacking, humor, webstuff
This comic is especially funny since I’m about to get married. http://www.lessaid.net/fun/apt-get-wife.png Note: apt-get is a Linux (Debian) command to install software, therefore “apt-get install wife” says to add wife to the system.
What I Do
hacking, webstuff
For those who know what I do for a living, but don’t actually know what I do, I submit this link to an article called What Is Programming? If you would like to know what my levels of enthusiasm are, check here. These are things that I am not: web designer, tech support, network engineer, and a bunch of other things that I can’t think of right off hand. I’ve not eaten today because I’ve been inspired and wired.
misctech, webstuff
So I’ve been using FriendFeed for a few months now. It basically aggregates my online activity (mostly via “social” networks like Facebook and Flickr) and then provides a feed for anyone to consume. It’s not a bad idea, but it’s really too bad that we need something like this. I think it’s a sign that the social web is out of control. Anyway, I find it useful to track what my friends are doing on the web, since we have similar interests.
A Letter to His Son
Seeing a web nerd speak from the heart, for the whole world to see, is not all that common. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this post on zenhabits. The author has written a letter to his 3 year old son, giving him advice on being happy in life’s journey. Note all of the positive comments that follow the post. I wouldn’t suggest that web nerds make a habit of this, as it would cease to be special, but it’s a nice break from the mundane “how-to” articles.
A Collection
I’ve no time lately to write anything interesting, so I’ll present a list of interesting things that others have produced… I’m very tempted to hand over $10 for this… SomethingStore is a fun new website that operates simply: We will send you something, an item selected randomly among many things from our inventory, for $10 (free shipping) and you will find out what your something is when you receive it.
Overheard in PDX
portland, webstuff
What do random people talk about in Portland? Part voyeur daydream, part sad commentary on life as we know it, Overheard in PDX is a never-ending stream of the strange things that come out of other people’s mouths, submitted by people who were lucky(?) enough to hear them. Example: At the main library downtown, waiting for a computer, a guy (mid-to-late 30’s) shamelessly (and embarassingly) attempting to flirt with an 18 year-old PSU freshman (who says her R’s like W’s):
When Obama wins
humor, politics, webstuff
When Obama wins… Starbucks will stop referring to their smalls as talls. Your recycling will sort itself and magically appear by the curb. Charlie Brown will finally kick that football. Your cell phone won’t work in your car, at the movies, or while you’re ahead of me in line for coffee. People will have more picnics in the park. When Obama wins
Kids These Days
humor, webstuff
Centennial High School has dropped its ban on eyebrow shaving… that’s right, the kids are shaving their eyebrows. I guess there’s a trend in which kids shave designs into their brows. Unfortunately, a well known East Multnomah County gang does the same, which caused a bit of confusion and concern in this particular high school. I remember back when I was in school. It was the eighties, and the more over the top you could be, the better.

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